Rob Ulitski - 3rd Aug 2021

KLVDR directs a palpably luxurious video with a brutal twist, for Skepta's return with Nirvana.

Set in a stately home, Skepta plays a butler, second-in-command to the head butler (played by Terence Vincent), who provides a special service to the beautiful lady of the house (played by Marlene Marie) - in the boudoir.

Things get darker when J Balvin makes his appearance, tied to an upturned chair in a dank basement. It's the first suggestion that things may not turn out so well for Skepta either.

With a combination of the grand setting, supporting characters and the casting of a glamourous femme fatale, KLVDR has graduated to a fully cinematic experience, with elements of Bond. Ultimately, the ending is blood-soaked and downbeat - like the better Bond movies. But perhaps surprisingly, Skepta's fate is not to emerge as a winner, but to be replaced.

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorKLVDR
ProducerBruno Loureiro
Production CompanyPulse Films
Executive ProducerNnena Nwakodo
Production ManagerRachel Bashford
1st ADEllicia Lotherington
Director of PhotographyStefan Yap
Focus PullerAnil Duru
GafferLee Parfitt
Art DirectorLiz El-kadhi
Stylist (Artist)Nicole Vernon
Stylist (cast)Natalia Glowczynska
HairKate O’shea
EditorBlaine Pearson
Editing companyTen Three
ColouristKarol Cybulski
Grading companyCHEAT
VFXDenova Media
CastMolly-anne
Film LaboratoryCinelab Film and Digital
Other credits2ND AD: LIAM WALLACE-COOKE RUNNER: JOSH BULL RUNNER: LOUIS BRYANT RUNNER: QAISER AFZAL LOADER: EARNIE TRAINEE: MAX EDMED STEADICAM: BEAU P-J 2ND UNIT CAMERA OP. TASHA DUURSMA SPARK JOSHUA LOUDON SPARK KEV ROBERTS DRIVER/SPARK GRANT CAMPBELL CONSTRUCTION: JAKE GARRET ART ASSIST: WILLIAM RIVER CONSTRUCTION: JACKSON PRITCHARD PROP TRANSPORT: PROPAJOB SCENIC PAINTER: BOSTON OFFLINE PRODUCER: ELLIE WARING-STEVENS COLOUR PRODUCER OANA ANGHEL GRAPHIC DESIGN: BEN LUPTON MINI BUS DRIVER: MARK CASTING AGENCY: LANE CASTING Cast: Skepta, Marlene Marie, Terrence Vincent, Ella Starbuck, Olivia Simpson, Kirsty Bloom, Rae Clarke, Lauren Mcguire

Rob Ulitski - 3rd Aug 2021

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